NJAIS DEIB Commitment Statement

NJAIS is fully committed to delivering inclusive experiences for the teachers, administrators, and trustees our association serves. We believe this work is urgent and important. After collaboration among NJAIS Board members, school administrators, and diversity practitioners, we arrived at this statement.

                                                  NJAIS Commitment Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

NJAIS reaffirms its commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that promotes a sense of belonging for all individuals.  NJAIS expects member schools to actively develop and implement systems and structures as well as teaching that are both anti-racist and culturally responsive. We provide programming, resources, and professional affinity groups for teachers, administrators, and trustees. Through our actions, beliefs, and vision, we will continue to stand against all forms of discrimination to help heal our society and allow everyone to be seen, known, heard, and valued. 

NJAIS Diversity Commitment Task Force: 

Sergio Alati, Head of Stevens Coop; Kooheli Chatterji, Head of Middle School, Kent Place School; Shu Shu Costa, Director of Enrollment Management, Moorestown Friends; Otis Douce, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Global Diversity, Hun School of Princeton; Carole Everett, Executive Director, NJAIS; Rachel Folan, Director of Professional Development, NJAIS; Khristina Gonzalez, Associate Dean, Princeton University; Bill Hawkey, Head of Pennington School; Zaineb Hussein, Middle School Head, Christina Seix Academy; Shanie Israel, Tri-Campus Multicultural Curriculum Coordinator, Middle School English, Diversity, and Inclusion, Montclair Kimberley Academy; Steve Loy, Head of Rutgers Prep; Tammy Mata, Chair, Board of Trustees, Montclair Coop; Paris McLean, Assistant Head, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart; Marquis Scott, Assistant Head, Lawrenceville; Allyson Tucker-Mitchell, Trustee, Dwight-Englewood School, Amy Ziebarth, Head of Far Brook School.
Unanimously approved by the NJAIS Board of Trustees on 6 August 2021.